Lamar County

ETHNIC AND RACIAL HERITAGE

The Census provides two different ways for respondents to indicate their heritage. The method shown here pertains to Asians, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, and persons of Hispanic ethnicity. As a part of the race and ethnicity questions on the short form of the 2000 Census, members of these groups were asked to indicate one or more categories of racial or ethnic origin. In the case of Americans Indians and Alaskan Natives, respondents were given the opportunity to identify their affiliation with one or more tribes.

Asian Ancestries, including Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI), 2000
Percent of Percent of Asian/
Number Total Population NHPI Population
Total Non-Asian, Non-NHPI 48,297 99.58% n/a
Total Asian and NHPI 202 0.42% 100.00%
Total Asian 191 0.39% 94.55%
Southern Asian 51 0.11% 25.25%
Asian Indian 42 0.09% 20.79%
Bangladeshi 0 0.00% 0.00%
Pakistani 9 0.02% 4.46%
Sri Lankan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Southeastern Asian 88 0.18% 43.56%
Cambodian 4 0.01% 1.98%
Filipino 56 0.12% 27.72%
Indonesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Laotian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Malaysian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Thai 4 0.01% 1.98%
Vietnamese 24 0.05% 11.88%
Eastern Asian 48 0.10% 23.76%
Chinese, except Taiwanese 21 0.04% 10.40%
Hmong 0 0.00% 0.00%
Japanese 14 0.03% 6.93%
Korean 13 0.03% 6.44%
Taiwanese 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Asian or Not Specified 4 0.01% 1.98%
Total Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 11 0.02% 5.45%
Polynesian 4 0.01% 1.98%
Native Hawaiian 3 0.01% 1.49%
Samoan 1 0.00% 0.50%
Tongan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Polynesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Micronesian 5 0.01% 2.48%
Guamanian or Chamorro 1 0.00% 0.50%
Other Micronesian 4 0.01% 1.98%
Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Fijian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Melanesian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Pacific Islander or Not Specified 2 0.00% 0.99%

* Southern Asian includes Asian Indian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Sri Lankan.

** Southeastern Asian includes Cambodian, Filipino, Indonesian, Laotian, Malaysian, Thai and Vietnamese.

*** Eastern Asian includes Chinese, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwanese.

Hispanic Ancestries, 2000
Percent of Percent of
Number Total Population Hispanic Population
Total Non-Hispanic (All Races) 46,885 96.67% n/a
Total Hispanic (All Races) 1,614 3.33% 100.00%
Mexican 1,228 2.53% 76.08%
Puerto Rican 33 0.07% 2.04%
Cuban 21 0.04% 1.30%
Dominican 3 0.01% 0.19%
Central American 15 0.03% 0.93%
Costa Rican 6 0.01% 0.37%
Guatemalan 1 0.00% 0.06%
Honduran 0 0.00% 0.00%
Nicaraguan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Panamanian 7 0.01% 0.43%
Salvadorian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Other Central American 1 0.00% 0.06%
South American 10 0.02% 0.62%
Argentinian 1 0.00% 0.06%
Bolivian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Chilean 2 0.00% 0.12%
Columbian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Ecuadorian 1 0.00% 0.06%
Paraguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Peruvian 0 0.00% 0.00%
Uruguayan 0 0.00% 0.00%
Venezuelan 5 0.01% 0.31%
Other South American 1 0.00% 0.06%
Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 304 0.63% 18.84%
Spaniard 2 0.00% 0.12%
Spanish 33 0.07% 2.04%
Spanish American 1 0.00% 0.06%
All Other Hispanic or Latino Ancestry 268 0.55% 16.60%


Reported American Indian or Alaskan Tribes by Frequency
Native American or Alaskan Tribe Number Reported Percent of Tribes Reported Percent of Total Population
1. Choctaw 267 65.28% 0.55%
2. Cherokee 68 16.63% 0.14%
3. Chickasaw 14 3.42% 0.03%
4. Ottawa 9 2.20% 0.02%
5. Apache 8 1.96% 0.02%
6. All Other Native American Tribes 8 1.96% 0.02%
7. Comanche 6 1.47% 0.01%
8. Navajo 5 1.22% 0.01%
9. Creek 4 0.98% 0.01%
10. Sioux 4 0.98% 0.01%
11. Iroquois 3 0.73% 0.01%
12. Latin American Indians 3 0.73% 0.01%
13. Cheyenne 2 0.49% 0.00%
14. Delaware 2 0.49% 0.00%
15. Potawatomi 2 0.49% 0.00%
16. Seminole 2 0.49% 0.00%
17. Yuman 1 0.24% 0.00%
18. Eskimo 1 0.24% 0.00%

Source: Census 2000 analyzed by the Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN).

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